Polk State Soccer Earns Early Wins, #6 National Ranking
With impressive back-to-back wins to open the 2012 campaign, Polk State Soccer, which started the season unranked, is now ranked No. 6 in the nation.
On Wednesday, the Eagles (2-0) defeated Warner University 5-1, following a victory earlier this week over Darton (Albany, Ga.) College, which came to Florida ranked No. 2 in the nation.
"We're clicking. We know who can play where now, and it's not trial and error," Read said.
"She had standout play. From an offensive standpoint, two assists and one goal is a pretty good deal," Read said.
The Eagles posted their first goal nine minutes into the game, with freshman Rachael Montoya scoring off an assist from Eldridge. Halfway into the first half, Eldridge was back at it again, serving up a corner kick that freshman Ashley Lopez slammed into the net. Eldridge wrapped up the first half with her goal.
Warner responded with a goal-scoring direct kick, but could not overcome Polk's wide lead, which grew even wider with a late-game goal by freshman Gabbi Muina on an assist by sophomore Adelyne Brainard.